June 10, 2016


'The SpongeBob Musical' Kicks Off: See the First Photos of the 'SquarePants' Stage Show

Your favorite childhood films and movies continue to receive Broadway interpretations, and the latest to make its onstage debut is SpongeBob SquarePants! The SpongeBob Musical kicked off June 7 at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, and Entertainment Weekly has several photos offering the first look at the show.

SpongeBob Squarepants (Ethan Slater), Patrick (Danny Skinner), Sandy (Lilli Cooper), Squidward (Gavin Lee), Mr. Krabs (Carlos Lopez) and Plankton (Nick Blaemire) bring Bikini Bottom to life with vibrant, kooky costumes and oceanic lights. Now we just need to hear the tunes...

The musical will head to Broadway next season and play in Chicago through July 10. The production features music from big names like AerosmithJohn Legend, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Antebellum, T.I. and David Bowie.

The SpongeBob Musical follows the one-time Little Mermaid staging that premiered on June 4 at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater, which featured Rebel Wilson, Sara Bareilles, John Stamos, Tituss Burgess and Darren Ciss. For even more nostalgia, flip through our list of the Disney movies that need a live-action treatment.